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BUG out bag, is BUG an acronym?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by stchman, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. vellocet

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    Thank you, azmjs. Now please dispute my #17. Anyone?
     
  2. MattTheHat

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    Please hold!

    Where did Plan2luv mention shooting it out with anyone? How does offering his definition of a go-bag give "normal" gun owners a bad smell?

    -Matt
     
  3. azmjs

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    As I have already conclusively proven with my citation from the Oxford English Dictionary, "BUG-out" is an acronym for "Bugout Unass Getout"

    QED
     
  4. vellocet

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    This is getting off-topic. Come on, Hat, most people have guns because they like shooting and the other enjoyable aspects of them. This is normal gun ownership. The bug-out-bag is for the movies. Tell me about anyone who has ever really needed one, and don't tell me about hurricanes, in this country recently. And, back to the OP, please dispute my #17. azmjs, no it's not. Do you really think the term would not be obscene? We need an old Limey here to fix this.
     
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  5. azmjs

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    Preposterous, it most obviously, certainly is.
     
  6. vellocet

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    We agree.
     
  7. OtG

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    Waitaminute...
    Tell you about somebody who needed a bug-out-bag, unless they needed one in one of the recent, nearby, easy-to-relate-to situations that the bug-out-bag is intended for?

    Having a bag with emergency supplies handy in case you need to evacuate your home hardly seems like a fantastic "for the movies" precaution. Forget hurricanes, what if your house floods or catches fire, and you need to live in a car or shelter for a few days?

    As for the definition, that seems obvious by this point in the thread.
    "bag"(a bag) full of supplies in case you need to "bug out" (get out of the danger area for whatever disaster/invasion/zombie uprising you get stuck in).

    Maybe I'm missing something though.
     
  8. MattTheHat

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    My point is that Plan2live wasn't even stating his opinion of the idea of using a go bag. He was simply offering an opinion on why folks call it a bug out bag.

    You ask who of us have ever used one, but then said not to tell you about hurricanes. Okay, I won't.

    I prefer the term go bag. Yes, I have actually used one. It wasn't for preparedness per se, but it turns out the contents would have been nearly identical. I had a situation where I needed to be able to leave on a moments notice to respond to silent break-in alarms sent from a large, remote property about 50 miles from my home where there was effectively no law enforcement support available. I didn't know if I would be walking into an active break-in, or if I would be arriving to a false alarm, or when the gang was hauling a load out and waiting for their return, or exactly what. For all I knew I might have had to turn tail and run for cover.

    I kept a go bag at the ready for several weeks, and I took it with me on every alarm response. The bag contained my Government 45 and four additional loaded magazines in a holder, a first aid kit, some paracord, binoculars, my cell phone and everything else I could think of that I might possibly need. I did end up engaging several bad guys on one occasion. Yes, it turns out that a few of the items in the go bag were needed, including the pistol. If events had unfolded differently, several other items in the bag might also have come in handy.

    It worked out so well that since that time, I keep the go bag packed and ready during tornado season. I also keep it packed and ready for when I go camping, fishing, hunting, and even on road trips (especially on the motorcycle). When none of the above is going on, I repurpose it as a range bag. If I lived up north I'd keep one in the trunk of each of my vehicles.

    The contents of the go bag have literally saved my butt on two different occasions while in the middle of nowhere on motorcycle trips.

    I don't understand how the idea of keeping a pistol and a few days worth of essentials in a bag is so offensive to you. What's the big deal? Seems quite practical and, dare I say, even responsible to me.

    -Matt
     
  9. JohnBiltz

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    I always figured bug out came from what happens when you turn a light on and watch the roaches scramble for cover.

    The government even recommends having one. I'm going to get around to packing one one day.
     
  10. Plan2Live

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    WOW! I was actually complimenting Vellocet on his knowledge in nailing the origin of the word Bug Out and I was having tongue in cheeck fun with the concept of the phrase Bug Out Bag. Those certainly weren't insults leveled towards anyone.

    With that said, you have no idea what my mindset is. Think you figured it out from the screen name? Guess what? I do Personal Financial Coaching on the side. Get it? Plan--To--Live rather than something like Don't Plan and Flounder. Geez. Talk about taking a LEFT turn and getting off topic.
     
  11. vellocet

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    West central Florida bug-out-bag: One full of cash in mostly small bills. West central Florida bug-in-bag: Any one with any food in it left outside for more than thirty seconds.
     
  12. M-Cameron

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    so you want people to tell you about when theyve needed a bag of emergency supplies.......but they have to exclude all occurances including hurricanes, one of the main causes of emergency situations in this country......?

    i dont know what to tell you....

    i keep a kit in my car along with a fully stocked first aid kit, i live in a pretty secluded area.....its winter for pretty much half the year...and we get brutal storms all year round.....

    i keep enough supplies in my truck so that i can live out of it for 3 days if need be.

    last i checked i wasnt in a movie......and im almost certain im not crazy......paranoid, maybe slightly......but i know whos car ide rather be riding in if i were to break down in the middle of winter.
     
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